Back Pain from Sitting: It’s Not Just a ‘Hunch’!

Posted on By Wasserman Chiro

Like most people using a desktop, laptop, iPad, or other PDA device in the home, office, or at school, you are probably hunched or slumped over, or leaning to either side most of the day without even realizing it. Although you may not give a second thought to these unnatural sitting positions, you may very well be setting yourself up for a painful condition known as Sitting-Down Syndrome!

This Syndrome results in posture-related syndromes, such as pain in the low and mid back, hip, and lower extremities. It can also cause shoulder pain and breathing dysfunction, as well as headaches and chronic fatigue. Unfortunately, these painful conditions diminish the quality of life…but it doesn’t have to be that way.

More people than ever are being treated for this problem. Chiropractors report that many patients often experience debilitating neck, back, and shoulder pain ultimately resulting from improper sitting positions. Numerous chiropractors believe the pain stems from overworked muscles and tendons that are forced to compensate for the unnatural action of hunching and slumping forward or leaning from side-to-side.

Many patients suffering from the painful effects of Sitting-Down Syndrome are surprised to discover that an action as simple as sitting straight up and all the way back in their chairs can go a long way toward substantially reducing the neck, back, and shoulder pain attributed to this problem. Furthermore, chiropractors are equipped to remedy the damage caused by this Syndrome.

Among the most successful therapies utilized by chiropractors to treat it include a combination of spinal adjustments, deep tissue massage, electrical muscle stimulation, and rehabilitation exercises.

Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the treatments available to alleviate the pain associated with Sitting-Down Syndrome. Contact Wasserman Chiropractic today at 954-755-1980 to discuss a treatment plan that will help diminish symptoms associated with Sitting-Down Syndrome.